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fried macaroni and cheese balls

a recipe by
Krystal McDow
San Jose, CA

I got this from This isn't a weight watcher recipe. However, I always like putting the weight watcher points for me,regardless of how high they are. Weight Watcher Points:1 (per ball)

serves 66 (5.5 dozen)
prep time 35 Min
cook time 10 Hr
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For fried macaroni and cheese balls

  • 4 qt
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 12 oz
    package cheese spread, cubed
  • 1 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 4 lg
  • 2 c
    italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 c
    yellow cornmeal
  • peanut oil, for frying

How To Make fried macaroni and cheese balls

  • 1
    Lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking dish. In large saucepan, bring water and 1/2 t salt to a boil over high heat. Add pasta, and cook 6-8 minutes, or until tender; drain well.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine hot cooked pasta, 1/2 cup milk, cheese spread, mozzarella cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; stir until cheeses are melted. Spoon into prepared baking dish; cover, and refrigerate 8 hours.
  • 3
    Roll macaroni and cheese into 1-inch balls; place on a baking sheet, and freeze 2 hours.
  • 4
    In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and remaining milk.
  • 5
    In a separate small bowl, combine breadcrumbs and cornmeal.
  • 6
    Dip balls into egg mixture, then dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
  • 7
    Fry macaroni and cheese balls in batches, 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.